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08 Aug 2016 15:37

The German championship in 2004 were held in Freiburg and included the following climb:
http://www.quaeldich.de/paesse/berghauser-kapelle/

So it was quite a hilly course. If you want to see the profile in more detail and you do not understand German, you just have to click on it in order to look at the slopes.
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08 Aug 2016 15:45

I forgot: They took the hardest way to the hill back then.

By the way: It is just a phantastic scenery there. Really beautiful.

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09 Aug 2016 12:06

Another one for the style folder: Andreas Klöden attacks on the Col de la Schlucht, Tour 2005. So effortless.
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09 Aug 2016 12:14

davebqvst wrote:Another one for the style folder: Andreas Klöden attacks on the Col de la Schlucht, Tour 2005. So effortless.

I only just realised he never won an individual stage in the Tour de France, kind of surprising if you think about it. In that stage he lost with a hair to Weening and I think everyone can remember that crushing defeat where he got overtaken by Lance on the finish.
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09 Aug 2016 12:54

That stage with the attack was possibly more agonising. He was beaten by the narrowest of margins. I think it took the judges a while to study the photo finish and make the decision.
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09 Aug 2016 14:25

ws veery sad to see Andreas retire, such excellent form.
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16 Aug 2016 03:36

Thanks for the info on 2004 FW (which I did look up at one point years ago and forgot about) and the German championship. I'm a little surprised (and disappointed) that he didn't produce any other one day results like these in subsequent seasons.

With that national championship, does anyone know if it was a hilltop finish? Or how Klodi won it?

30km solo attack? Attack on the final climb? Or a sprint victory that was a prelude to P-N 2011? ;)
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16 Aug 2016 04:32

gregrowlerson wrote:Thanks for the info on 2004 FW (which I did look up at one point years ago and forgot about) and the German championship. I'm a little surprised (and disappointed) that he didn't produce any other one day results like these in subsequent seasons.

With that national championship, does anyone know if it was a hilltop finish? Or how Klodi won it?

30km solo attack? Attack on the final climb? Or a sprint victory that was a prelude to P-N 2011? ;)


It's okay. I about forgot about FW too and I am the one who put it in the English wiki page for Klodi.
The only other top 10 in a classic he has is 7th in HEW classic in 97 though he was 4'+ behind Ullrich.

I hope he becomes a DS for a WT team.
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16 Aug 2016 07:11

gregrowlerson wrote:....

With that national championship, does anyone know if it was a hilltop finish? Or how Klodi won it?

30km solo attack? Attack on the final climb? Or a sprint victory that was a prelude to P-N 2011? ;)


He attacked on the last climb made it to the finish solo.
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27 Aug 2016 12:38

Tych23 wrote:
gregrowlerson wrote:....

With that national championship, does anyone know if it was a hilltop finish? Or how Klodi won it?

30km solo attack? Attack on the final climb? Or a sprint victory that was a prelude to P-N 2011? ;)


He attacked on the last climb made it to the finish solo.


Thanks for that info.

Not sure if he even tried to win his national road race in any season other than '04, though this might have had as much to do with sprinter favoured routes (Germany isn't exactly Italy obviously) as it had to do with Andreas' injuries and general lack of racing interest (outside of the TDF).
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